Saturday, October 4, 2008

Children at Birth Class

This is a class offered for children who will be attending a birth of a new brother or sister. Some birth places are happy to allow siblings to attend the birth. This may be something you've never even considered. If so, I encourage you to gather information on the subject.

There are many benefits to allowing, even encouraging, your other children to attend and be a part of the birth. When I was having my 4th baby at home, I wanted my other children to be a part of that experience. We prepared by talking about birth, what contractions are, some of the sounds I would make, and even the facial expressions I might have and why. We watched birth videos where other children were present. It was helpful for them to see how the other children behaved and reacted.

If you are interested in having your children attend your birth, I would recommend that they are at least 4 years old. You will need to have another adult, besides your husband, to be with and support that child.

You are encouraged to attend the class with your child(ren). It will be held in either your home or my home. I will prepare your children the same way I prepared my own. Birth is a wonderful experience for the entire family. It is healthy for our children to grow up believing in this natural process and not fearing it.

Contact me if you are interested and we'll put a class together. donna@birthbootcamp.com.   I charge $25 per family.

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